Title of Work
Date of Work
Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2008 Print Competition
Night Vision – Printing Darkness Portfolio
Art & Design Study Collection
Stored - FF_006_E
UND Art Collections Repository
This work is from UND’s second national print portfolio competition for undergraduate students: Night Vision – Printing Darkness - Selected student works from Plain Brown Wrapper 2008 Print Competition.
The competition was developed in 2005 by Professor Kim Fink to bring attention to college-level printmaking programs.
The juror in 2008, Anthony Kirk, Artistic Director and Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, said the following in relation to the portfolio’s nocturnal theme:
Not surprisingly, the intaglio techniques of aquatint, drypoint and etching dominate, as they have from the age of Rembrandt and Goya, when artists needed to portray darkness in print. The velvety rich blacks and atmospheric plate tone of an etched plate have produced prints in this portfolio, which depict surreal space and the fears and anxieties of night.
Spencer studied at Iowa State University